Seven Days in Augusta: Behind the Scenes at the Masters

Mark Cannizzaro. Triumph, $26.95 (304p) ISBN 978-1-62937-749-0
New York Post columnist Cannizzaro (Tales from the New York Jets Sidelines) takes readers behind the scenes of the world’s most famous golf tournament in this entertaining history. Arranging the book in seven parts—one for each day of the Masters—Cannizzaro surveys the breadth of the tournament, including the role the Augusta Chronicle plays in publishing interviews with the contestants, a lighthearted par three contest on Wednesday, and Sunday’s donning of the green jacket. Throughout, Cannizzaro provides intense glimpses of legendary Masters moments such as Tiger Woods’s 1997 victory and Phil Mickelson’s 2004 breakthrough for his first major. While the recollections of such memorable victories will surely delight golf fans, the vivid imagery and descriptions of the course itself and the atmosphere surrounding—sophisticated and snobbish though it may be—leaves a lingering impression of a warm spring day in Augusta. Closing chapters touch on Tiger Woods’s remarkable resurgence in the 2019 tournament, providing readers with a look at the triumph that turned “one of the world’s most famous and snooty golf clubs” into something like “Yankee Stadium with fans chanting.” Coming out just in time for the 2020 Masters, this fascinating behind-the-scenes account will delight many a golf aficionado. (Mar.)
Reviewed on : 12/16/2019
Release date: 03/01/2020
Genre: Nonfiction
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